Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel
“We believe this could be used as an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery,” Guo said. “Nothing pokes into your body, just the ultrasound beam.”
Predicting your risk of illness
Imagine a future when you could predict whether or not you are at risk of becoming sick.
James McCullagh receives Best Student Paper Award for research to keep bridges safe
McCullagh is working to develop energy harvesting devices and circuits to power wireless sensor nodes which can monitor bridge health.
Ted Norris named Gérard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
In the tradition of our best faculty at Michigan, Ted is a phenomenal teacher and mentor as well as researcher. Congratulations!
Seunghyun Lee takes the gold for all-graphene flexible and transparent circuit
Lee believes that graphene will play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the future.
Chris Berry awarded 2012 AP-S Doctoral Research Award
The award will support Berry’s doctoral research in the area of plasmonic photoconductive antennas for high power terahertz generation.
David Hiskens awarded two energy scholarships
David is interested in controlling the energy that flows through the nation’s grid system, particularly in optimizing the flow by minimizing distance and costs.
Nathan Roberts earns Best Paper Award for research to assist in remote patient monitoring
Roberts is helping to develop low-power sensor nodes that will be worn on the body to detect certain medical conditions.
Two CSE faculty help make the Ibn Sina School for computer science a reality
2012 ICCAD Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award to Prof. Blaauw, Prof. Mudge, and EECS alumni Dr. Martin and Dr. Flautner
The research addressed voltage scaling of processors at the point where, at very low voltages, voltage leakage begins to dominate the computational power consumption.
Bourne Pursuit: Improving computer tracking of human activity
Researchers have found a way to improve a computer’s human-tracking accuracy by looking at where the targets are going, but also at what they’re doing.
Developing the wireless component for personalized health devices
The program aims to create wearable systems that monitor a person’s environment and health in search of connections between pollutants and chronic diseases.
Combining flexible, transparent electronics with high speed communications for the first time
Prof. Zhaohui Zhong and his team of graduate students have built the first flexible, transparent digital modulator for high speed communications.
UG Research Spotlight: Fred Buhler spends his summer improving circuit testing
The project involved designing new boards and writing test software, as well as writing software to control instruments and some integrated circuit design.
W. David Tarver: Building a Successful International Company was his Proving GroundDavid Tarver (BSE MSE EE ’75 ’76) is a successful industrial turned social entrepreneur
Kensall D. Wise: Michigan, MEMS and MicrosystemsThis retrospective of Kensall D. Wise, William G. Dow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, provides a view of how he built a world-class program in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS).
Richard P. Wallace – Reaching new heights
Whether it’s biking to the crest of Haleakala on Maui, or leading KLA-Tencor to the top of NASDAQ, Rick Wallace is familiar with making it to the summit.
Nano-origami project combines art and engineering to further technology
With an origami-like approach, manufacturers could use existing machinery to make high-tech “paper” that can be folded into the desired device.
Mina Rais-Zadeh receives NASA Early Career Grant to develop technology needed for picosatellites
Prof. Rais-Zadeh intends to develop a chip-scale timing unit that offers an order of magnitude higher performance compared to existing solutions.
MAAV student team places first in IARC competition with robotic quadrotor
The MAAV team, which was founded in 2009, was one of only two to successfully maneuver and map the set course with their unmanned aerial vehicle.
Student Research: Amit Patel earns prize in IEEE AP-S Student Paper Competition for antenna research
The method can be useful in the design of low-profile antennas integrated into body panels of vehicles.
Silvio Savarese’s research applying computer vision techniques to construction sites leads to best paper award and a new spinoff company
“We have pioneered an integrated scene understanding framework that enables the automatic tracking of structural changes, allowing data to be collected easily.”
Rebecca Wolkoff awarded scholarship to continue her work in sustainable energy
The UVIG works with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind and solar technology.
Research Spotlight: Sensors and actuators for portable microsystems
Though a number of research challenges remain to realize the potential of microdischarge-based devices, the authors’ work demonstrates their promise.
Team UM::Autonomy are champions again
The interdisciplinary team went into the competition with a new electrical and vision system, and an advanced control system.
Shang-Hua Yang receives SPIE Scholarship in Optics & Photonics
Yang’s research is focused on designing plasmonic nano-structures to enhance efficiency of conventional photoconductive terahertz emitters.
Student teams earn prizes for their analog/digital interface circuit designs in EECS 511
The students, lead by Prof. Michael Flynn, competed for cash prizes—the two winners were chosen by Analog Devices.
Ernest and Bettine Kuh honor ECE with the Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award
This award is bestowed on a young ECE faculty member on the basis of teaching, research, and service, as well as a record of innovation and leadership.
Michael Hand receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship to pursue his graduate studies in control systems
Hand likes the idea of being able to improve the efficiency of existing systems by implementing advanced or specialized control algorithms.
Award-winning EECS Graduate Student Instructors & Instructional Aides honored at luncheon
Congratulations to out outstanding students for their much-appreciated work!
Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2) in California
The technical topics ranged from wireless and low power circuits, to MEMS, to microfabricated gas chromatographs.
Graduating Students Make their Marks Locally, Globally: A Michigan engineer pays it forward
“Chris has always been interested in helping others discover their passions and dreams.”
New Textbook: Engineering Signals and Systems
Signals and Systems is a core course for students studying electrical engineering and computer engineering.
Prof. Mingyan Liu receives Best Paper Award at the 11th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks
The goal is to be able to monitor the soil moisture with as few measurements as possible and with a high degree of accuracy.
Mark Brehob voted HKN Professor of the Year
Dr. Brehob was chosen for the award because of his deep engagement with and commitment to his students and their success.
Charles K. (Ned) Birdsall (BSE EE and Math, MSE EE, ’46 ’48): 1925-2012
Birdsall was a pioneer in microwave tubes and plasma physics, an avid runner, and a beloved member of the EC Berkley community.
Computer Vision Course is part of a groundbreaking online initiative
Computer Vision seeks to imitate humans’ ability to recognize objects, navigate scenes, reconstruct layouts, and understand the geometric space and semantic meaning.
Robots Building Better Maps: For robots and other mechanical creatures
Nick’s primary research involves creating algorithms that decipher what the cameras and lasers are detecting to generate a map.
U-M researcher involved in $10 million project to advance computer programming
The five year project includes multiple research institutions, partners in industry, and educational outreach to the next generation of computer scientists.
Thomas Frost awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
He is currently working on semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.
Michael McCorquodale named 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Innovator of the Year
“Without McCorquodale’s vision, unwavering persistence, and leadership in the face of decades of thinking to the contrary, CMOS oscillators would not exist today.”
Artificial synapses could lead to advanced computer memory and machines that mimic biological brains
“This hybrid circuit is a critical advance in developing intelligent machines.”
Mona Jarrahi receives ONR Young Investigator Award
An expected outcome of Prof. Jarrahi’s research will be increased physical perspective for utilizing unique functionalities of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices.
A new way to cool materials with light
The work advances the scientific understanding of laser cooling technologies currently being pursued to explore the boundary between classical and quantum physics.
Chris Berry awarded 2012 Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
The proposed emitter incorporates plasmonic photoconductors to more efficiently convert power from incident laser light into terahertz radiation.
Next-generation computer memory firm receives U-Ms first startup investment
Crossbar is developing a new nonvolatile memory technology that will offer unprecedented density and power improvements in tomorrow’s electronics.
Prof. Jeff Fessler honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Fessler’s students have praised the collegial and collaborative environment of his lab, his careful balancing of freedom and guidance, and his attention to each student.
Research Spotlight: 3-D electrical force fields manipulate microscale particles
The primary advance shown in this research as compared to earlier work is the successful use of a 3-D potential force field.
Max Seiden selected for KPCB Engineering Fellowship
Max will be employed by KPCB portfolio company One Kings Lane, where he will develop his technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive.
Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby Receives the IEEE James H. Mulligan Education MedalThe award recognizes Ulaby’s contributions to undergraduate and graduate engineering education through innovative textbooks, dedicated mentoring of students, and inspirational teaching.
Prof. George Haddad receives the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award
The Microwave Career Award is very prestigious, and recognizes “a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution.”
Four EECS Faculty recognized with College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!
Alumni Spotlight: Syed B. Ali (MSE EE 81)
“I wanted to give back. If it wasn’t for Michigan I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
New technology allows CT scans to be done with a fraction of the conventional radiation dose
“We’re excited to be adding Veo to the measures we already have in place to ensure that we get diagnostic images using the lowest amount of radiation possible.”
Students awarded prizes for their class designs of an energy harvesting circuit and a high efficiency audio amplifier
The two winning teams designed an energy harvesting circuit for implantable devices and sensor networks, and a high efficiency audio amplifier for mobile applications.
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Prof. Nadakuditi plans to provide an analytical characterization of the fundamental limits of multi-modal sensing of weak signals.
2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Congratulations to these amazing faculty members!
Prof. Raj Nadakuditi receives 2012 SPS Young Author Best Paper Award
Nadakuditi’s research has applications in biomedical signal processing, wireless communications, geophysical signal processing, array processing, and finance.